Plant of Taro Eddo (Colocasia esculenta)
Characteristic of this plant (in German it is known as the " Water bread root ") is its rhizome with lots of starch which is used for the production of flour and a its preference for moistlocations. Taro was cultivated as food in the Malaysian peninsula over 7,000 years ago. It is not a cold-resistant plant and our experience is that it dies back in a cold winter, and even if it seems dead it sprouts again at the end of spring (especially if we protect it with dry leaves). It can also be grown indoors as an ornamental pot plant and it does not need any special care.